CRANBERRY- Vaccinium vitis idaea
Cranberry is a bush is high 10 to 25 cm, tempestuous and laid down stems. The leaves are leathery, oval back, evergreen, dark-green face and on the other side pale pink. The fruits are red berries, and grow in mountainous areas above 1000 meters above sea level.
For medicine use leaf and twigs.
Cranberry tea is used against inflammation of the urinary tract, as well as kidney stones and urinary tract, with diarrhea, intestinal diseases and stomach.
Before using cranberry tea, you need to drink a little baking soda for better action of the medicine.
Common vervain-Verbena officinalis
Common vervain is an annual or а perennial plant, which is 30 to 80 cm, branched tree. Lobed leaves and serrated, and whole the top. The flowers are tiny and collected in rare umbels, white-ish- purple.
It grows in wet places and abandoned fields, beside roads.
For medicine use above-ground sections.
Common vervain has a wide range of medicinal properties and it is used to treat many diseases. Favorable impact in diseased kidneys and bladder, swelling caused by diseased heart and liver.
Use for colds, fevers, causing perspiration, good for the liver and bile.
Common vervain is a very popular drug for strengthening the body in anguish and physical exhaustion, and psychological tension, and poor sleep.
Externally, vervain is used for treating wounds ,burns and skin diseases.
BUTCHER’S BROOM –Ruscus aculeatus
Butcher’s broom is an evergreen shrub, dark green. The leaves and leathery, elliptical , and sharp on top. The flowers are tiny, unsightly, a greenish color. The fruit is a red and round berry. It grows in oak forests to 900 meters above sea level.
For medication use rhizome and above-ground sections.
In folk medicine it’s used as a diuretic and as an anti-inflammatory.
Butcher’s broom acts on the walls of capillaries, increases vascular tone. It’s used as a cure for hemorrhoids, to increase blood flow in the veins and peripheral circulation.
Butcher’s broom also stimulates the secretion of urine and can be used to eliminate sand and small stones in the kidney and bladder. It can be used against gangrene.
Out of the Butcher’s broom finished products are prepared and it’s rarely used as tea.
Young branches are look like asparagus and can be eaten.